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  1. How many of you both circulate AND scrub?
    Our staff is about 80% RN, 20% scrub tech, RNs learn both roles upon starting as on the job training. I can appreciate that I'm a more flexible employee, but its stressful to have to learn 2 jobs at...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Bair Hugger
    We use them both all the time in our cases that are 8+ hrs.
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. formalin in the Operating Room
    As of about 2 weeks ago, we were told we cant keep formalin in our rooms anymore.
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Any OR nurses in the Bay Area
    I work at an academic hospital, so we have residents scrubbed in 90-95%, once in a blue moon a PA or RNFA. Our staff is about 80% RN, 20% scrub techs. RNs learn both roles during orientation.
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. OR orientation
    I just started working in the OR last year. I work at a fairly large academic hospital with over 40 OR rooms. RNs scrub and circulate. For about 2.5 weeks, we were in a classroom setting, being...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Night shift work
    It is a stepping stone, but dont expect that to happen right away. You usually have to pay your dues for a year or so before moving on up. It will go by seniority usually and be assured there are...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. colostomy
    I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but there are medication (imodium) that we give to patients to control the quantity of their output and slow it down. Also depending on its location...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do you think there would be less RN students if the economy was better?
    1-1.5 years of schooling gets you an associates degree in nursing and its probably one of the higher level associate degree paying jobs out there. I would have to say the economy had lot to do with...
    Dec 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Admissions during change of shift
    It's called teamwork. No one individual should have to do the entire admission. The current nurse does what they can get accomplished in a reasonable amount of time given the situation, and lets the...
    Dec 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. A good answer to those who ask our salary
    them: "How much do you make?" you: "Can you keep a secret?" them: "Yes!" you: "So can I"
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. tuition reimbursement/assistance
    I realize all of what ukstudent has said...it can vary year to year, horrible working conditions, join the military, etc. I just wanted to know if anyone has compiled a list of hospitals that offer...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. tuition reimbursement/assistance
    I'm trying to research what hospitals offer tuition assistance for going back for grad school? Does anyone have a comprehensive list out there? I assume most places are going to be university...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Reporting abuse in Ohio
    thanks!
    Nov 20, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  14. Reporting abuse in Ohio
    Update...law enforcement is involved. She is not pressing charges. Can you provide the source via a link or something that says an RN is legally mandated to report? Thanks.
    Nov 19, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  15. Reporting abuse in Ohio
    I have already taken steps to helping this individual and getting the rape crisis center and teen violence center involved. Please dont think that I'm just sitting around with this information and...
    Nov 18, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  16. How many patients do you typically have (day/night)??
    I work in med/surg...4 on days; 5-6 on nights. When I used to work tele...3 on days; 5 on nights.
    Nov 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Sooo many crushed meds...
    Its usually the sustained release/extended release type of meds that shouldnt be crushed. Most other meds are ok.
    Nov 17, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Help! Relocating to Columbus, Ohio!
    I'll add my vote for the Ross Heart Hospital at OSUMC - it's a great facility and with your experience, you probably wont have any trouble landing an interview. Good luck!
    Nov 17, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  19. Reporting abuse in Ohio
    Does anyone know if, as an RN, one is legally obligated to report sexual abuse of a minor in the State of Ohio? I was not this person's nurse nor did she disclose the information to me personally. I...
    Nov 17, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  20. Another rant regarding MA's and Nurses
    I once spoke with an MA and we were basically comparing our jobs. She said "I'm a nurse without the letters after my name". I asked....how long did you go to school? 11 months do you even have an...
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. The reverse end of "my preceptor hates me"
    They probably dont realize what they are doing since they are so focused and stressed about passing their meds, charting a good assessment, not killing anyone, and impressing their clinical...
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. All Med-Surg patients require an IV site
    The docs automatically put an order for an IV. If for some reason we have trouble getting access, and/or they dont need any IV meds and of course are relatively stable, we can ask the doc if its ok...
    Nov 6, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. Someone has to stay!!!!!
    Where I work, night shift does the staffing sheets for the next 24 hours. Part of that is anticipating what discharges we have, comparing that to how many nurses we have scheduled to work, and...
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. TPN question
    Why they waste their time putting in only a single lumen PICC drives me crazy sometimes. If you're going to place a central line, might as well have more than one lumen.
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. TPN question
    Thanks for your responses. There was a situation a couple weeks ago where a patient was getting TPN/lipids and also was getting NS as maintenance fluid. I had the TPN going through the PICC and the...
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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